Obituary of George M. Ball
On Friday, November 29, 2019, George M. Ball, 90 yrs old, of Pompton Plains was
taken unexpectedly to his eternal home to be with his Lord and Savior. George was
surrounded by his loving family and died peacefully at Chilton Memorial Hospital,
Pompton Plains, NJ. George will be sadly missed by not only his family but to all his
friends as well. Born on March 26,1929, in Brooklyn, NY. He was a devoted husband,
father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Married to the love of his life, Barbara, for 65
years, they shared a wonderful life together.
George lived a very full life to include many hobbies and activities. He loved to try
many things and was never afraid to tackle a challenge. George loved woodworking,
working around his home, gardening, camping, bike riding, sailing, ice skating, singing
and playing the piano. All of these activities were shared with his family. For many
years he sang in the choir of the First Reformed Church and other local musical
George was also a veteran. He served three years in the National Guard. At the
outbreak of the Korean War, George enlisted in the United States Navy where he
served for 5 years as a trained hospital corpsman and laboratory technician.
Following his Naval service, George attended and graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson
University as a chemistry major.
For 37 years, George was employed as a chemist in the field of crystal growing to be
applied to many laser technologies. In his retirement years, during summer months,
George and Barbara enjoyed camping on their lake property.
George is survived by his wife Barbara Ball; six children, Kathryn Dontje; David Ball and
companion Carol; Carolyn Jackson and husband Paul; Deborah Antonowich and
husband Stan; Brenda Reichard and husband Ed; Andrew Ball and wife Joy. He is
blessed with 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and 2 more on the way. Preceded
in death were his father, George Milton Ball; mother, Evelyn Houghton Ball; brother,
John Houghton Ball.
A memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, December 7 at the First Reformed Church, Pompton Plains.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in the memory of George M.
Ball to the Music Ministry of The First Reformed Church, 529 Newark Pompton
Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 or Parkinson’s Foundation in memory of George
M. Ball,1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.